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The British Skeleton athletes to watch on the Road to Sochi

January 20, 2014 10:00 am

Great Britain have a hugely promising skeleton team with reigning world champion Shelley Rudman looking to upgrade the silver medal she won at Turin 2006 at Sochi 2014.

Meanwhile her partner Kristan Bromley is a former world champion himself and has made three Olympic appearances, finishing in fifth place eight years ago.

Meanwhile Lizzy Yarnold is looking to follow in the footsteps of close friend and Vancouver 2010 Olympic champion Amy Williams, who is also the landlady of her home in Bath.

Yarnold underlined her credentials in pre-Olympic season as she finished fourth at the World Championships while she was a bronze medallist in 2012.

She has carried that form over into the Olympic season with her silver in St Moritz her sixth straight World Cup podium finish, which has included three wins.

Rudman also succeeded in St Moritz with bronze and her first World Cup podium of the Olympic season while Bromley was seventh and then fifth as two men’s races were held in Switzerland.

Dominic Parsons has also claimed a medal on the World Cup circuit with bronze at the season opening leg in Calgary in November.

Britain's sliders have spent two different training blocks at the Olympic venue in Sochi, including a successful training week at the venue last November.